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Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is planning a community celebration to recognize the academic achievements of over 100 graduating multicultural and international students beginning with a reception at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, in the Abromson Community Education Center, Portland.
The newly released 2012 report of the Maine Economic Growth Council states, in part, “…we must continue to give adults opportunities to pursue higher education throughout their lives.”
The USM Department of Environmental Science is hosting a series of public events this month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s ground-breaking book, “The Silent Spring.”
“Voices of Pineland: Eugenics, Social Reform and the Legacy of “Feeblemindedness
Stephen Murphy, a professor emeritus of counselor education at the USM, recently published “Voices of Pineland: Eugenics, Social Reform and the Legacy of “Feeblemindedness” in Maine.”
Philippi Hall, Gorham campus
Building on a UMaine System Trustees move to keep undergraduate in-state tuition at current levels, USM plans to do the same for out-of-state and graduate students. Reduced residence hall rates are also planned.
U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe
U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe will be the speaker for the University of Southern Maine’s 132nd Commencement.
The Alfond Scholarship Foundation and the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) are holding an Alfond Baby Casting Call at USM: Saturday, April 7, 2012, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Woodbury Campus Center, Bedford Street, Portland.
Come join us at The Portland Wicked Weather Forum sponsored by the National Weather Service and USM, Saturday afternoon, April 7th, starting at 1 pm at the Hannaford Lecture Hall at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
Colette Fellous, a French author, journalist and editor, will be presenting her talk “La Mémoire Aimantée” (“The Magnetic Memory”), Thursday, March 29 at 6 p.m. in the Gerald A. Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall on the Portland Campus.
On Wednesday, March 28 from 7:30 to 8 p.m., Maine Governor Paul LePage will appear as a guest on the WMPG show Safe Space.


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